Summer Skin Q&A with Lorène from Body Sanctum in Queenstown

We chat to Lorène from Body Sanctum in Queenstown about her top tips for summer beauty products and treatments.

What do you love most about working in the skin and beauty industry, and how long have you been a skin and beauty professional?

I have been working in the industry for over 10 years now. I studied Beauty Therapy in 2009 back in France (where I’m from), and I absolutely love everything about my job. I especially love that beauty treatments are where relaxation meets incredible results.

Which skin or beauty treatments will you be getting just in time for summer?

I absolutely love treating myself to a good pedicure in summer – my winter feet deserve it! And of course I’ll continue with my regular O Cosmedics Pro Dermal peels, I can’t live without those for glowing skin all year round.

Which professional treatment are your clients loving the most right now?

Summer is on the way, so all of the classic beauty treatments are more popular in this season, particularly nails, waxing and spray tans! It’s great to start summer feeling fresh, groomed and confident. Some of our clients book all these appointments at once, to have a “pamper day”, which also works to reduce any pre-Christmas stresses!

Which at-home skincare product has improved your skin the most in the past year?

Getting onto a proper routine with O Cosmedics has been life saving for my skin, but the one product which has been truly amazing is their O-Biotics B3 Plus serum, a pure infusion of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) that my skin adores. This one is great for hyperpigmentation, acne and rosacea for even skin tone and radiance.

What’s your favourite sun protection product for summer?

I absolutely LOVE the Tinted Mineral Pro SPF 30+ from O Cosmedics because it uses physical protection from natural zinc oxide, it smells divine, it doesn’t feel heavy and gives a lovely natural glow. Plus, we all know sun protection is our best weapon against anti-ageing!

Christmas is almost here! Which treatment would you recommend as a gift for your mum, daughter or BFF?

I would definitely recommend the O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Peel Facials. Not only does your skin feel and look incredible, the whole facial is a unique experience that can be personalised to ensure your unique skin achieves maximum results. Here at the spa, we all swear by it as one of our personal favourites!

And which skincare products are you going to be purchasing this year as gifts for your friends and family members? 

I’ll be getting my friends the O Cosmedics Glow Duo Pack, because it’s a great way for them to look after their skin at home in between spa treatments with two at-home mask treatments. It contains the 3 in 1 Fruit Peel Mask for exfoliation and the Hydra Plus Sleep-In Mask to nourish the skin. Both are such incredible products to have on hand for a weekly mini-facial at home!

Which products will you be stocking up on for the holidays?

The one thing I don’t want to be running out of over summer is my sun protection, so I’ll be making sure I have a couple bottles of O Cosmedics Mineral Pro (one for at home, one for in my car or handbag to make sure I can top up in the afternoon!). I’ll also be stocking up on the fabulous skin gift packs we have. These are selling out quickly because they contain such great products at a reduced price, and are perfect for Christmas gifts!

Book your treatment with Lorène at Body Sanctum in Queenstown!